Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mailbox Monday on Tuesday

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists! Mailbox Monday was started by Marcia at the Printed Page. Mailbox Monday is now on tour and this month's host is Laura at I'm Booking It. Thank you Laura for hosting this month.

I am a bit late posting my mailbox this week. I received one book as a surprise. It always feels great to go out to the mailbox and find a book. This book was packaged inside a neat slipcover that makes it look like the story and it's secrets are all locked up inside. I like some of these new ways books are being packaged. I find it interesting.

Mothers & Daughters by Rae Meadows

Summary from Goodreads

A rich and luminous novel about three generations of women in one family: the love they share, the dreams they refuse to surrender, and the secrets they hold

Samantha is lost in the joys of new motherhood—the softness of her eight-month-old daughter's skin, the lovely weight of her child in her arms—but in trading her artistic dreams to care for her child, Sam worries she's lost something of herself. And she is still mourning another loss: her mother, Iris, died just one year ago.

When a box of Iris's belongings arrives on Sam's doorstep, she discovers links to pieces of her family history but is puzzled by much of the information the box contains. She learns that her grandmother Violet left New York City as an eleven-year-old girl, traveling by herself to the Midwest in search of a better life. But what was Violet's real reason for leaving? And how could she have made that trip alone at such a tender age?

In confronting secrets from her family's past, Sam comes to terms with deep secrets from her own. Moving back and forth in time between the stories of Sam, Violet, and Iris, Mothers and Daughters is the spellbinding tale of three remarkable women connected across a century by the complex wonder of motherhood.

I received this book from Henry Holt and Company

What wonderful books made their way into your home?


  1. What a cute cover! I hope you enjoy it!

    By the way, in response to your comment over on my Mailbox Monday, I posted my review of The Hunger Games this morning. =)

  2. Love the cover. I haven;t heard of this one but it sounds good.

    Rachel-Endless Reading

  3. Oh I've been eying this novel so I hope its as good as it sounds!

  4. I received Mothers and Daughters unexpectedly, too, but I'm excited about it.

    Thanks for visiting my TT post.

  5. I love the cover of this book. I'm really excited about this one. I can't wait to see what you think.

  6. This sounds like a wonderful story! I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to your review.

  7. I love generational stories, and this one sounds wonderful. What a nice surprise!
    Will look for your review :)

  8. I am looking forward to Mothers and Daughters as well; it sounds like a great read.

  9. I'm looking forward to reviews of this one. Enjoy!


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